Grilled Herb Chicken on My New Weber Performer

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Jul. 03, 2013

Here is my take on a grilled chicken in a herb marinade. This was my first grill on my new Weber Performer grill and using my new digital camera. This marinade added such a great flavor to the chicken.


Whole chicken 1
Thyme 1/4 Teaspoon
Rosemary 1/4 Teaspoon
Oregano 1/4 Teaspoon
Dried basil 1/4 Teaspoon
Canola oil 1 Tablespoon
Garlic 1 Tablespoon , minced
Lemon 1/2 , juiced
Balsamic vinegar 2 Tablespoon
Olive oil 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Salt and pepper To Taste



For the Marinade

1. In a blender add basil, thyme, rosemary, oregano, canola oil, garlic, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and salt and pepper. Blend till smooth. Set aside.

For The Chicken

2. Trim the excess fat and skin off the chicken. Using a kitchen scissor cut off the backbone. Flip the chicken and press down to break the breast plate. Flip again and cut off the breast plate. Cut the chicken into half.

3. Transfer the chicken halves into a ziplock bag and pour the marinade. Seal the bag while removing as much air as possible and massage it well to coat the chicken fully.

4. Place this bag in a container and marinate for at least 2 hours.

5. Prepare the weber.


6. Brush oil on the grill rack and place the chicken breast side up away from the coal.

7. Cover and cook for around 40 minutes or till the chicken is done (check after 30 minutes). Move it to direct heat and sear the skin for around 3 minutes.

8. Transfer on to a plate and let it sit for around 20 minutes before slicing.


9. In a serving plate, serve the grilled chicken hot with eggplant parmegiana or any other side dish of choice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Ready In: 40 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 547Calories from Fat 391

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 44 g67.7%

Saturated Fat 10 g50%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 172 mg7.17%

Total Carbohydrates 2 g0.7%

Dietary Fiber %


Protein 35 g70%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet